JAZZ ROOM Special Edition: JOSHUA REDMAN GROUP featuring Gabrielle Cavassa, “Where Are We” Tour
October 6 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on October 6, 2023 at 8:15 pm
One event on October 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm
One event on October 7, 2023 at 9:15 pm
Acclaimed saxophonist Joshua Redman kicks off JAZZ ROOM Season 19, premiering his all-star quartet with Aaron Parks, Joe Sanders, and Brian Blade, performing music from his new Blue Note Records debut album Where Are We, featuring vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa.
Redman notes that “the surface concept of where are we is rather simple: each of the songs on the album is about, or at least makes reference to, a specific geographical location (city or state or region) in the United States: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia,’ Count Basie’s ‘Going To Chicago,’ Rodgers & Hart’s ‘Manhattan,’ John Coltrane’s ‘Alabama,’ etc… So, on one level, this is an album ‘about’ America — at once a celebration and a critique. But it is also, to varying degrees, a ballads album, a standards album, an album of romantic longing, an album of social reflection, an album of melodic invention, an album of improvisational adventure, an album of mashups, perhaps even a tribute album of sorts.”
The JAZZ ROOM provides a casual and intimate setting with tables and a full bar, reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.
Thank you to our JAZZ ROOM contributors: Bank of America, South Arts, Knight Foundation, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, Alice L Walton Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Infusion Fund.